TAMPA, Fla. — Globe-trotting advertising exec Akeelah Kuraishi could not travel as much when she started a family.
So the Bradenton mom, wanting her kids to develop compassion and tolerance for other cultures, decided to bring the beauty of the world to her two young sons.
Kuraishi started Little Global Citizens. The subscription box service is packed with toys, crafts and books that tell the story of how kids live all over the planet.
“To feel empathy, kinship with other people,” says Kuraishi, who has recently featured Kenya and Thailand in boxes. “That’s important now more than ever.”
Tampa's Glazer Children’s Museum looked to expand its cultural resonance is turning Little Global Citizens into a monthly exhibit.
The program starts Wednesday, September 5, and is included with admission.
“How can we teach them how to interact with people who are different from themselves?” says Jennifer Stancil, the museum’s CEO and President. “Everyone doesn’t have to be the same. It’s exciting to learn about those differences.”
The Little Global Citizen Museum exhibit will feature games, crafts and books about a different country each month. The program will also have take-home boxes parents can purchase for their children.
To learn more about Little Global Citizens, visit little-global-citizens.com.
To learn more about the Glazer Children’s Museum, go to glazermuseum.org.